December 5, 2011 in Blogs and Reviews
“There are only two professions in the whole world that give meaning to those who have died and what have been lost…They’re writers and detectives. Writers are the only ones able to revive what was lost through their visions. Detectives are the only ones able to dig up the grave and bring back lost information. But the information us detectives dig up is nothing more than the truth as recorded in Heaven’s Memo Pad (God’s notebook).”
The moment Alice, the main character, uttered those words, chills went up my spine, and told myself, I’m really going to watch this one to the end! (I guess I’m someone who really appreciates well written scripts)
When I was younger, one of the best detective anime series was no other than “Case Closed”, which is also known as “Detective Conan”. I still appreciate it today and I don’t regret watching it because it was the anime series that introduced me to the anime mystery genre. Perhaps it just became too repetitive due to the 600+ episodes that was released, wherein the way the mystery was cracked was similar to each case.
Kami-sama no memo-chou is one of the new detective anime series that were released this year which uses a modern approach since it highlights the power of the “wired” (internet) in solving cases. The main detective, Alice, can even be compared to a professional hacker with, of course, a high level intuition. The funny thing about this anime series is that the other protagonists are “Neets” or people who are not in education…yet they are useful enough to solve big time cases on their locality. How they solve it? You should watch the series
As final words, Kami-sama no memo-chou is not recommended for everyone, especially to the younger generation, but it would definitely be enjoyable for those who likes to think and who appreciates detective stories. It’s only 12 episodes long, so go on and give it a try.
Meanwhile, here are some other great words from the series (Read it while drinking “Dokupe”):
“The crowd of people looks just like pixels in a picture to me. A single pixel is meaningless. But add two, three and four… They pile up rapidly until they ultimately form a picture.”
“Broken promises, regardless of how horrid transform into rage that stinks to the ocean floor. Through those bonds, we’re drawn together countless times.”
“Human emotions are ambiguous. A person can have contradicting feelings. I know how they are capable of creating lies and pain when reflected in the real world. That’s why we have words. Words are brutally precise. They give form to feelings while mercilessly killing anything left unsaid.”
“NEETs aren’t people who can’t do or won’t do things. The only difference is the rules. Because we’re playing with different rules, we’re forced to do things differently. The participants are disoriented. They frown. Then they are discouraged by labeling and stereotyping and find comfort in isolation.”
“NEET is not a stereotype. It’s a way of life.”